Agricultural Scientist

Studies commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to enhance the productivity of farms and agricultural industries.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,548
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 1,100

What does an Agricultural Scientist do?

  • collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production
  • advising Farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
  • advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees
  • studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
  • developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production
  • managing forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • preparing plans for reafforestation and devising efficient harvesting systems

Specialisations

  • Agronomist

Related courses

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Diploma of Agronomy
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Diploma of Agronomy